Joelle Westcott

Q&A with Joelle Westcott: Celebrating ethical connections

May 17, 2022

Graduating senior and BOLD Scholar Joelle Westcott (CivEngr'22) has been recognized by the College of Engineering with a Global Engagement Award and a Research Award for her engineering photography and research projects . What is your major? What interested you in that major? My major is Civil Engineering with an...

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Spring 2022 Graduation Information

May 2, 2022

Ilham Siddiq

Civil engineering student, a tsunami survivor, awarded fellowship to study disaster recovery

May 2, 2022

Ilham Siddiq survived the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami and is now using his firsthand disaster knowledge to evaluate the effectiveness of recovery policies. Siddiq, a civil engineering PhD student at the University of Colorado Boulder and native of Indonesia, has earned a prestigious United States Agency for...

Britta Bergstrom

Home-grown community engagement sprouts in Fort Morgan, Colorado

April 29, 2022

Scooping dirt from the garden bed, Britta Bergstrom takes a handful of carrot seeds, gently places them in the dip and firms the warm earth back over top as a group of students look on with a gleam of wonder in their eyes. Bergstrom, a graduate student in the Mortenson...

Matt Morris

Morris discusses Marshall Fire, rebuilding on Concrete Credentials Podcast

April 27, 2022

Associate Teaching Professor Matt Morris is featured in the latest episode of the Concrete Credentials Podcast. Morris shares his personal experience of the Marshall Fire, which destroyed his family home in Superior along with the homes of thousands of Coloradans. He discusses how the wildfire could impact construction strategies, how...

Abbie Liel

Researchers to explore link between women’s perspectives and resilient housing design

April 27, 2022

Engineers have studied disaster resilience in housing for decades – exploring and creating better solutions to keep people safe and in place after events like earthquakes with minimal disruption to their daily lives. New research from CU Boulder aims to take that work further by better incorporating the perspectives and...

Fernando Rosario-Ortiz

Smoke in the water - Engineers examine effects on land and water after wildfires are extinguished

April 25, 2022

The three largest wildfires in Colorado’s known history all occurred in 2020. More than 600,000 acres burned, with the Cameron Peak Fire alone causing $6 million in property damage. Fernando Rosario-Ortiz Professor, Environmental Engineering While the last embers of the Cameron Peak Fire are long since extinguished, researchers are increasingly...

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Clearing the Air on COVID-19: Duo Campus Project Aimed at Keeping Schools Open

April 20, 2022

ColoradoSPH, CU Boulder combine NASA-inspired technology and innovative masks to monitor viruses in classroom The classrooms of Barnum Elementary School in Denver echo with the chatter of students and the instruction of teachers. The white, waist-high, curved machine in the corner is quiet as can be. The machine, which looks...

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CU Boulder earns 3rd at ASCE Rocky Mountain Region Student Symposium Competition

April 19, 2022

A team of CU Boulder students took 3rd place in the 2022 American Society of Civil Engineers Rocky Mountain Region Student Symposium Competition. The event was held April 8-9 in Golden and features a series of technical paper and design competitions, in addition to a series of races featuring...

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Two architectural engineering students earn prestigious NSF fellowships

April 19, 2022

Two students in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering have earned a major honor from the National Science Foundation. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. Jasmine Garland and Martin Torres have each...